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An Ubuntu User Takes Fedora 10 For A Test Drive

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I want to like Fedora. It is an important distro from a big player in the Linux community. I want it to succeed. The problem is that I don’t like it and I haven’t from its first release. Whenever I try Fedora, I try to keep an open mind. However, with each new release or failure, it becomes increasingly difficult to like Fedora.

I downloaded the ISOs of the KDE (32-bit) and Gnome (64-bit) versions of Fedora 10. I used Unetbootin to install the ISO on a usb stick. I inserted the usb stick and booted the KDE 4 version from it. I was excited by the quick loading and the new theme. The Fedora developers have outdone themselves here. I was encouraged.

I entered the desktop and began to install it using the install Fedora icon on the desktop. The installer was what I expected from past experience. It allowed me to do a custom installation to the partition that I wanted, replacing Fedora 9, and re-using my home partition. This was just what I wanted.

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